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to the world. >> the pentagon has identified a united states navy pilot as apparently the first u.s. serviceman missing in a. in the persian gulf war. he is lieutenant commander michael speicher. his plane went down before dawn yesterday. his's married with two young children, assigned to the uss saratoga. why his official status changed several tapes, here's cnn's fredricka whitfield. >> reporter: his f/a-18 hornet was shot down on the first night. >> as of 0900 this morning washington time there's been a single american aircraft lost. >> clearly today as if it would have just happened, i remembered on the recovery commander anderson get down from the jet and telling me he thought we lost spiicher. >> reporter: for 18 years, his fate was unknown. there were many false leads. in 1993, the wreckage of his plane was found, but no body. after the u.s. invaded iraq in 2003, speicher's initials were found carved in the wall of an iraqi prison, leading to speculation he might have survived. nothing panned out, but family maebs and friends worked to keep the investigation alive. >> we're here in washi
and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> in fact, several democratic members of congress now have canceled their town hall meetings, we learned, at least one, represent brad miller of north carolina, is saying, he has gotten a death threat. that's what he is saying. now, if you were with us here tuesday, when we first started following the story, you heard a charge by a congressman, congressman lloyd doggett who joined me here. on video, you see him being chased from this forum on to a parking lot. he told us this isn't some ground swell of grass roots rage. he says it is being coordinated and scripted. >> i think the script is des sem nated through the republican party and websites that they are going through and through some of the private organizations that are helping orchestrate all this. >> now, i should say that there does seem to be some evidence that the congressman may be right at least in some part. i, and my staff, have watched video after video of some of these meetings. we hear many of the same slogans repeated again a
. >> an amazing, never before heard explanation of who these iranian basij really are from a man who used to be one of them. >>> look at this picture shall. the former president trying to win the release of two journalists. it's happening now on your national conversation for tuesday, august 4th, 2009. >>> hello again, everybody. i'm rick sanchez. this is a conversation, as we often say, no the a speech. as always, it's your turn to get involved. as we begin this particular conversation, there is another health care forum that has been interrupted. there seems to be a pattern going on here. have you seen some of the pictures that we've been showing from around the country? i want you to see this one for yourself. i also want you to make your own decision as you watch this. i am going to show you as much of this as we think is necessary for you to get a clear picture of what's going on. this is the latest example. green bay wisconsin, last night, democratic congressman and medical doctor, steve kagin, he called a meeting to discussion the crucial issue of health care reform since he is a d
with the actions of the mexican government. the mexican government has cooperated with us in efforts to stem this particular problem, to limit this particular problem and continues to work with us in ways we might reverse it. but the underlying problem as i said to president calderon and others, the underlying problem is in the canadian refugee laws and far too easy in canada to make a bogus refugee claim as a way of entering the country tli. we have to change that. it is unfair to those that are legitimate refugees and unfair to hundreds of thousands that are working their way through the immigration system. we will continue to work with mexican authorities to try and limit this problem, but in the absence of legislative change, it is very difficult for our government to control this, other than through the imposition of visa. it is the only tool available to us right now. we need additional tools from our parliament to stem the flow of bogus refugee claimants and also to have additional tools to deal with this kind of problem. >> alex panett amount, canadian press. >> translator: very impo
the people who is seeing it and can safely send us an ireport, ireport.com. easy to upload your photos, videos, stories. tell us what you are seeing. we give you a call. make sure you have seen is as well. fred, we are monitoring, twitter, facebook. telling everyone if you have seen this. aware, impacting you, my pages, facebook and twitter,/joshlevscnn. >> to recap. happening right now. for the second time this year. we have an air emergency in new york's hudson river. rescue efforts are under way right now after a reported collision of a helicopter and a small plane. and it happened just after noon today. six people reportedly on board the chopper which belongs to a local sightseeing company, called liberty tours. according to the u.s. coast guard only one person has been recovered so far. here's what other eyewitnesses are telling us. >> i did not see the collision. i looked up into the sky. and i saw a plume of smoke. i saw a helicopter twirling through the air. and the rotors were removed. there were pieces and shards of the helicopter flying around. the actual body of the helicop
court creates a life curriculum for us to create a society towards justice and quality. >> reporter: i saw tears streaming down your face as you were watching the ceremony. you thrust your fist onto the air and you were so excited. why is this such a source of pride for you? what kind of message does this send to all americans? >> that we have a fighting chance and we are being recognized for the very first time. being low-income individuals and living in a poor community, it shows that people can progress no matter where you are at. >> reporter: you are one of the pu younger people that was here today. what kind of message does this send to you and how does judge sotomayor inspire you? >> it just shows me as a young person i can accomplish anything. i'm 19 years old, but i feel like i've got a long way ahead of me and i'm going to accomplish all my dreams and goals and she is such an inspiration. >> reporter: thank you all very much for joining us again. it is an historic day for all americans, but here in spanish harlem, a special source of pride. back to you. >> susan candiotti, tha
through. >> tough stuff. great story. >> it's early for us. you need breakfast in the morning. gumbo not exactly the breakfast of champions. we were not picky. gumbo, well tell you how to make it. it's matter of the new cookbook. we'll tell you how you can be part of that cookbook. let's talk about the stories we're following overnight. >>> an outdoor stadium collapses in canada. one person is dead. some of those injuries are critical. one survivor describing this frightening scene. >>> we get access to the show on stage. the next thing i know we're running off. 20 feet up on the stage and the wind gusts came out of nowhere. and the whole deck smashes. the next thing i know there's concrete and something on top of my back. i can't see a thing. all i'm doing is yelling for my sister. children on the deck with us. it was awful. i thought my life was ending because it was dark and black. there was a tiny hole that i crawled through and probably, i don't know, a good 50 feet i had to jump. the injuriyest part of my life. >> this was in canada, 15,000 people were attending this concert, a
. real pics of u.s. fighters taking out the taliban on your national conversation for national conversation for monday, august 10th, 2009. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello again, everybody. i'm rick sanchez with the next generation of news because we do a conversation, not a speech. it's always your turn to get involved. look at these live pictures we're following. this is such a curious story. that is a beaked whale. they're kind of rare. everything we've read about them indicates they usually don't show themselves but in this case, not only is this whale showing itself, it's in trouble. big trouble. they can't seem to be able to make it budge from this beach. that's a serious problem because -- not only for itself, by the way, but it also has its baby not far from it and it's safe because it's being held by someone but the whale itself, a large whale, this beaked whale is what it's called, is not just on the part where the surf is, but for the most part, on the beach part as well. all these people have come -- isn't curious how people who oftentimes would just
>> you didn't just do that. >> no, thank you. i'm wolf blitzer. join us week days in "the situation room" from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and every saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. and at this time every weekend, on cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. >>> trapped in iran. americans behind bars in an anti-american state. this could be the beginning of an explosive international incident. also in iran, protesters, including some of the country's most prominent politicians, and a foreign journalist, on trial. they face tough sentences. >>> murder motive. not one, but two possible motives surfacing tonight in the brutal slaying of a florida couple. plus, new details and new evidence surface. >>> and whites only. not the 1960s. but right now. black city workers in philadelphia claim segregation, harassment, and humiliation on the job. and it's stories like this spread, we're hearing from you. i-reporters speak out on race in a very personal way, and we want you to logon. because you're part of our deeper discussion just moments away here on cnn. hello, everyone, i'm do
've got you to do that with us. thank you. >>> this is what else we're going to do, take the public option into the examination room, so to speak. a new segment we're going to be calling health care right now. let's go over to our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. try to break this one down for us. >> right, rick. some people love the public option, others hate it. but i think a lot of people don't even really know what it is. so that's what we're going to do today. let's take a look at what is the public option is in both the senate and the house plans as it stands. the premiums for it would be 10% to 20% lower than private insurance and basically it would -- the government would pay for -- would fund most of this program, the government would administer it, which is why people have problems. it's similar in many ways to medicare. it's government-paid, government-sponsored health insurance for everyone 65 and older, in many ways the public option would be medicare for younger people, rick? >> you know, when you look at the plan, though, you can't help but wonder if it's like m
as a pennsylvania gym shooter goes on a rampage. >>> plus, deadly drug cartels. cnn's michael ware takes us eq most deadly drug cartels in the world and growing every day. >>> and getting an earful. yelling and screaming over health care, causing some people to end up in the slammer. the news starts right now. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. we have a lot to get to. but we start with breaking weather news. trind touched down in the twin cities. jacqui jeras has the latest. >> this has been going on 20 minutes now. we have reports in the minneapolis area. reports of touchdown in plymouth and mount and long lake. there are storm trackers continuing to follow this storm. if you live in new hope or crystal or brooklyn park, this storm is heading your way. no reports of damage, don. as we get more information, we're monitoring our affiliate care-11. >> jacqui jeras, we will check back. thank you very much. >>> we are also following breaking news out of new york city. divers will be back in the murky hudson river early tomorrow. they will resume the search for two downed aircraft and six missing bodi
later. join us on "the situation room" from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. every weekday and on sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> first up, a major hurricane scrapes the northeast for the first time in years and the first family heads into the path of the storm. >>> global outrage, imagine the guy who blew your loved ones up on an airplane and he is released from prison early to a hero's welcome. how compassionate is that? >>> war zone at home, gangs and thugs run rampant, families lose children it seems every day, but they refuse to be victims. can we save chicago's deadly streets? hello, i'm don lemon, weakening but still dangerous. that is the tropical storm warnings and huge waves are crashing into east coast beaches this hour. bermuda felt the punch earlier with power outages. this weekend could be a deadly one for east coast beachgoers who venture into the dangerous rip currents spawned by the storm. straight now to jacqui jeras, keeping a close watch on it all. >> the waves have been incredible today, we have seen lots of video of surfers and crashing waves and the threat of rip curren
's stories, go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. and we're glad you're with us today. hope you'll join us again tomorrow. >> thanks so much for being with us. >>> right now the news continues with "cnn newsroom" and heidi collins. >>> three amigos meet south of the border. the summit on swine flu, trade, and the boarer. >>> a u.s. helicopter gun ship in action in afghanistan. watch what happens next. >>> and a restaurant worker, your health care, our focus in this make or break month. good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, it's monday, august 10th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> well, this morning, the battle of health care reform. congress is in recess, lawmakers are back at home, but voters are angry and they are on the offense. we'll talk more about that. >>> also, people still getting in each other's faces as you see here is this hot issue going to cool down any time soon? or more of these town hall meetings erupt into shouting matches? and our suzanne malveaux is traveling with the president. his health care is the top priority, top domestic priority, that is. but this morning
-section, not necessarily representative, but people coming up to us and having a discussion about health care. last night we pulled in to paducah, kentucky, and it was just remarkable, the number of people who showed up. so, what we did, we asked the restaurant across the road to give us some chairs. we sat down under -- 20 feet from the bus, got our cameras fired up, and we had our own town hall meeting. here's just a taste of what we heard. we're here in paducah, kentucky. we are hearing different things from people wherever we're going, but i haven't found too many people around here who are opposed to reforming health care. >> i'm for the idea, but i don't think that congress and the president has done a good job of disseminating the information. i'm just hearing a lot of flak and not a lot of meat and potatoes. >> reporter: what about you? >> i think right now we have a lack of choice. i mean, health care's expensive. i mean, the average costs of the coverage i found more often than not are more expensive than the actual care. i would think any choice, any viable choice, would be better than what we
with his rosy view? >> this morning, we received additional signs that the worst may be behind us. though we lost 247,000 jobs in july, that was nearly 200,000 fewer jobs lost than in june. >> he says the worst is behind us. is it? the jobs report capped a week of mixed economic messages including revving car sales and the sinking value of your home. >> reporter: the upbeat jobs report is little xofrt to greg thompson who feels fortunate the unemployment benefits he collects at the one stop career center in washington, d.c. were recently extended. >> for me, i'm glad it is. but there's no job. >> almost half of u.s. homeowners, that's 25 million homes, will be under water by 2011. home prices, according to this report, will fall another 14%. >> reporter: major automakers reporting a boost in sales, thanks to the government's cash for clunkers program. consumers giving thanks too. >> all right, those messages all week long. this hour we compare your thoughts about the nation's economy. how does it match up with the latest indicators of the housing, auto and job markets? and what about the
, go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that's going to do it for us. >> it sounds easier to let your neighbor dog sit. >>> here's "cnn newsroom" with heidi collins, have a great day. >>> surprise, former president bill clinton is in north korea and he's on a mission too. he's trying to free two american journalists. and he's getting a pretty warm welcome, our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty will be taking a closer look at that. also, keeping a very close eye on iran today because there are new accusations and new questions about the three americans that we told you about that are under arrest there. we'll be getting to that story shortly. >>> and in pakistan, young boys stolen from their homes, brainwashed and then trained to kill. good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, today is tuesday, august 4th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a rare mission inside north korea for a former american president, bill clinton arrived there early this morning. he's there trying to gain the release of two jailed journalists. they were sentenced to 12 years in a very secretive t
write can be used against them. i am live at cnn headquarters in atlanta. >>> some stars we hardly know where to begin. let's push forward. a california woman who was kidnapped in front of her own house in 1991 is free and finally getting reacquainted with her family. the secret world she inhabited for 18 years, a backyard where she bore and raised her children. the world is repulsed at what happened to her. the suspect three hours from now will go before a judge to face charges relating to kidnapping and sexual abuse. he met wednesday with his patrol officer. hard to imagine what jaycee's parents are going through. her stepfather witnessed the kidnapping and for years was a suspect. jaycee's reunion with the mother was a shocker. >> jaycee told her she had babies and my wife asked her how many babies. it was a real shock. i didn't know babies. i was expecting -- nobody told me they were 15 and 11 so it was a shocker. >> we have news producers working every area of this case. >> phillip and nancy garrido expected to be arraigned at 1:00 p.m. local time. behind me is the home they lived
. if you make less than $250,000 a year, you won't have to pay more taxes. that's what he said. he told us that. he told joe the plumber that. he told just about everybody who would hear that, that. that was before the bank bailouts, mind you, before the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill, before the federal deficit topped $1 trillion. all right. are you ready for this? i want you to listen closely now to treasury secretary tim geithner this weekend, in case you missed it. he's talking specifically now about this issue. >> we will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained unless we can convince the american people that we are going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established. >> here's what else he said, which is interesting. remember, you got to be careful how you listen to the words. he said when it comes to taxes, the president won't do anything that adds unfairly, anything that adds unfairly to the middle class. key word, unfairly. almost like there's some distance between this and that. now, listen to this bit of
lawrence is tracking these developments. he is joining us from los angeles. chris? >> reporter: frederica about a month ago, an iraqi citizen came forward and told the u.s. military about the possible location of captain speicher's grave. and it was in an area very close to where the military had found pieces of his shattered airplane way back in 1993. now the marines went to that part of the desert where another iraqi citizen told them he remembered an american jet crashing and told them he was there when the bedouins found captain speicher's body near the crash site and buried him there. so the u.s. military went out to that site and it took several days over the past week, but they did find captain speicher's remains. they found bone fragments, skeletal fragments, multiple skeletal flagments, actually. and then those were flown to dover air force base where the military medical examiner was able to match his jaw bone with captain speicher's accidental records and that's how they confirmed his positive identification. the family spokesman tells us just a few minutes ago that they are ex
senator dan web. our dan rivers is in bangkok and joins us on the phone. remind you're viewers of what happened with this american. >> reporter: well, this guy, john yattow sparked an international incident by swimming across the late to get to the home of suu chy. he spent a couple of nights had her compound before he was discovered. they then put her and him on trial for breaking the terms of her house arrest. he was just sentenced last week to seven years hard labor. well, now, a u.s. senator, jim webb, has managed to secure his release. we understand the senator and john yattow will be flying no bangkok on sunday. >> what did he get on song suu kyi. what will happen with her? >> reporter: he managed to get something that a lot of previous diplomates have not been able to get. we haven't heard anything at all on whether her house arrest will be relaxed. to be honest, that's farrell unlikely, because there is a lot of speculation around this. they wanted to keep her out of the way for next year's election. they were key to extend her her house arrest. this was a perfect excuse to do
the judge's nomination to the u.s. supreme court today. >>> also, pakistan's lost boy. they say the taliban stole him from their families and forced them to train for terror. hello to you all, glad you could be here. i'm t.j. holmes sitting in for my good friend tony harris. you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the former president clinton hopes to bring two jailed journalists home with him. elaine quijano is on the story with us at the white house and jill doherty joining us, as well. elaine, i want to start with you here. we've been hearing a lot coming out of there and a lot of this information, we can't confirm since our reporters aren't necessarily traveling and a lot of people didn't know about this trip. president clinton was carrying a message from the current president obama. what are you hearing from the white house on that? not the case. >> yeah, t.j., the white house flatly denies that. last hour at the press gaggle, basically, and secretary robert gibbs office he was asked about this. was there a message that former president clinton, because of this report, was there was a messa
? we left the nursing home and they told us we are on our own. he left with a feeding tube. i have been working with him but i'm not a speech pathologist, a professional that takes six years for a master's and i'm trying to get him to even drink. >> well, i think first of all, yeah, we'll help. the first thing we'll do is see what we can do individually to help you through our office but the other thing that's missing in this debate is us as neighbors, helping people that need our help. you know, we tend -- [ applause ] >> the idea that the government is the solution to our problems is an inaccurate, a very inaccurate statement. >> it's interesting that senator coburn just essentially said the government is not the solution. but then you have to ask yourself he just told her to come and see him. isn't he the government? by the way, after helping her, what will he do about the other 46,999,000 americans that don't have insurance and the thousands upon thousands of americans who say they do have insurance but like her, they're not getting coverage. we'll ask those questions and we'll stay
." that does it for us. we'll be back here tomorrow. we'll be back here tomorrow. rick sanchez takes it from here. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> coming at you right now, the fat cats ripping you and me off, hiding their money overseas to avoid paying taxes. a list of 4,400 of them who are denying our children billions of dollars. who are they? >>> he admitted it to me on the air. the more we look into this, the more this appears that it was really planned. >> oh, it was more planned than you think. >> so, he plotted to set up and have an armed man at an event near the president. the president! >>> and guess what? we're going to reveal his ties to a dangerous militia movement. >> we will resist people imposing their will on us through the strength of the majority. >> uh, secret service, are you listening? >> we will resist -- >> new details. >>> also, why is the terrorist who bombed the plane out of the sky, killing 270 people, being given a "compassionate" release? it is amazing to watch. are you outraged? what you say on your national conversation for thursday, august 20th, 2009
's it for us. we'll be back here tomorrow. rick sanchez picks it up from here. >> hello, again shall everybody. i'm rick sanchez with the next generation of news. this is, as we always say, a conversation and certainly not a speech and it's your turn to get involved. what you are about to see, we have live pictures we can share with you now. this is amazing. this is truly going to be. if you are sitting around right now and you've got 15 minutes to devote to your television viewing, it's a special moment of television you are about to witness. the president of the united states is going to give medal of freedoms. this is a who's who of the most accomplished people. it will start in seven minutes. you will see the whole thing play out. meanwhile, as you watch this today, you have seen our shows and what we have been doing day after day. you have seen us tell it straight in this emotionally charged debate over health care where diversionary tactics by republicans are being used. we have pulled no punches and told it to you straight. deals are being cut in private by the president. we have also t
of us here are on medicare and there may be some who would like to give up their medicare. >> no, none of us do. so what is so wrong with government-provided health care? >> thank you. >> i have one more question. in the proposals you are suggesting, i didn't see any way to control costs. that's been one of our major problems, not only the denial of care shall the rationing of care by health insurance companies but that the costs have gone out of control. so how would you propose it -- how would your system control it? >> i'll send you a cope of that poster board. i don't want to get into it with mayo clinic. in all due respect, here is what they said. the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher quality, more affordable health care for patients. in fact, it will do the opposite. that's a farrell clear-cut statement from mayo. wellness and fitness, risk rules, the ability to go across state lines to purchase health insurance, reform medical malpractice. give every family a $5,000 refundable tax credit to go any place in america and get the health insurance they
like this? >> i was very shocked. think i was screaming for a few second. and then two of us we start calling 911. probably a lot of people saw it. that's why the line was busy. then we sought rescue boats. rescue helicopters. just after like a minute. that quick. >> no one swimming. >> i do not see it. >> any flames? >> i didn't see any flames. i saw some smokes like afterward. i didn't see any flames. >> want to show you what it looks like from google earth. as you come into new york harbor you see the statue of liberty, emis island in the lower left. moving up the hudson river. the crash site was in the stretch of river, pier 40 and lower manhattan and hoboken new jersey. cnns susan candiotti on the story. she begins coverage from the banks of the hudson lower manhattan. susan, i am hearing that the ntsb will hold a press conference shortly before the top of the hour maybe. >> all right. we also have some other breaking news to tell you about. i have a confirmed from two different agencies including the new york police department as well as the medical examiner's office, that three
>>> thanks so much. let us begin this national conversation with a moment that begins. senator ted kennedy's final journey. moments ago, he left the kennedy compound for the very last time. it is a moment that really needs no words. >>> you see some of the family members in tears. that hurst on its way to boston where senator kennedy will lie in repose. i want to stop and show you this man in life. in fact, filled with life. you are about to see ted kennedy from just a couple of years ago, mind you. this is 2007. he is fighting for the little guy. he is blasting rich guys, even though he is one of them. he says, they are worrying more about themselves than the american worker. listen to this. >> what is the price we asked the other side? what is the price you want from these working men and women? what cost? how much more do we have to give to the private sector and business? how many billion? >> he is talking about getting the minimum wage up. the motorcade is making its way to the jfk library and museum in washington. mary snow is there. she will be following this throughout the
it for us. rick sanchez takes it from here. >>> coming at you right now, killed by a pack of wild dogs. the woman and her husband, he tried to save her. how does this happen? >>> on what planet do you spend most of your time? >> congressman barney frank tells the town hall crowd what he thinks. >> to be honest with you, i -- >> brutally honest or just plain brutal. >>> then, there is the nazi question. >> why do you continue to support a nazi policy? ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with the dining room table, i have no interest in doing it. >> you will see the exchanges. >>> is this tina bill board offensive? >> there is a way to get your message across. >> i will ask roland martin in our new r and r segment. >>> and fotos, who would let their kid do this, flying into the national conversation? the first social media newscast for wednesday, august 19th, begins right now. >>> hello again, everybody. i'm rick sanchez with the next generation of news. it is a conversation. it is not a speech. it is always your turn to get involved. democrats who
will help us be signed into the future and you can't just tax the rich to get out of this, or raise taxes on the rich or return taxes on the rich and two top money men are not getting that out. >> >> we are not there yet. >> no. >> appreciate it so much. let's turn to the auto industry. when is the last time that you heard this? that an auto company actually saw sales increase. let's go ahead. susan lisovicz, this is a big deal. >> when is the last time we heard something from the big three where sales actually increased? about two years since the financial crisis began. so ford is telling us, giving us a preview, telling cnn radio that, yeah, july saw its sales increase. cash for clunkers played the part but they saw conditions start to improve in june. remember, cash for clunkers only kicked in in the final week of the month. what dealers are telling ford is the fact of a rising tide flips all boats, and we are hearing that we are seeing customers buying all sorts of cars now, and that, of course, why is that a big deal? cars are a big-ticket item and consumer spending is key in terms o
. that does it for us today. hope to see you back here tomorrow. >>> the news continues with don lemon in the "cnn newsroom." >>> breaking news, smoke rises over baghdad. the iraqi capital rocked by six bombings in a matter of minutes. cars toppled like toys. >>> a tornado tears right through beaumont, texas. our severe weather coverage updates hurricane bill. >>> plus, not model behavior. a blogger who verbally attacked a model will be outed. good morning, i'm don lemon. heidi's off today. it is wednesday, august 19th. and are you in the "cnn newsroom." >>> health care reform. a make-or-break month and what may and take it or leave it ultimatum. elaine quijano's at the white house with the bold move considering by democrats. dr. sanjay gupta is in the newsroom to break it down for you. he worked in the white house, the last time an administration tried to push through health care reform. >>> but first we start with break news out of baghdad. six bombings in one hour and at least 75 people are dead, hundreds more are wounded in this. some blasts went off near government buildings. it i
>> this is what every doctor tells us, i've never seen nothing like this before, in so many years of being a doctor. >> reporter: now this mother says she is running out of hope. >> more than anything, i just truly want somebody to say i've seen this, i can help this family. i don't care where we have to travel. i don't -- i will go wherever we need to go. i'll do whatever i have to do. i just please want somebody to help my baby. that's all. >> we talked to some experts on this extremely rare condition. it's sometimes referred to as hemolacria, which is often linked to a blood clot, a benign tourism growth near the eye or maybe even an infection. in most cases the infection can be treated once the underlying cause can be determined. i'm heidi collins. cnn continues now with tony harris. >>> it is monday the 31st of >>> it is monday the 31st of august. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com here are the top stories in the cnn newsroom. >> we ask you please, please, please don't put your lives in danger. we don't need any more victims of this fire. >>> a los angeles area wildfire tu
, this is a tremendously important issue. all of us want to have town haul halls. >> are you worried about the fact that the unions are now saying if they are going to go out there and protest, we are going to protest on the other side for the health care reform? you get two angry groups like that, something could happen. >> this is the problem. the people who are reaping this kind of whirlwind are about to sew it. we do not want to see this kind of mob action that we have seen thus far on either side. i think it is time for cooler heads to say, let's settle down and have respectful differences of opinion. >> it would be nice to hear a lot of different representatives an senators as welcome out and say words similar to the ones you just uttered. my thanks to you, congressman, for taking time to take us through your plans. >> thank you. >>> now, there is the issue of the nazi ss logos and stickers. they are as hateful a symbol as their ease in american discourse. speaker, nancy pelosi told reporters about these swatiksa and their staff gave me an earful for not confirming what she had said. here is
't get in and were locked outside. >> won't even let us in. they've blocked us out. >> my son has the right to live. >> no doubt. >> my son has the right to health care. >> you don't really think you're going to get that, ma'am, in this bill? >> we have to do something. >> that's what i hear from the liberals. we've got to do something. a bad bill is better than nothing, i guess. >> this health care reform town hall meeting in downtown memphis spawned more than one screaming match. >> i'll make this my first priority and yes, i have read the bill. >> -- taxes. >> please don't yell out, this is america, this is memphis, tennessee, take two aspirin and come back in the morning. >> reporter: boos and cheers greeted ed perlmutter. proof people are passionate when it comes to health care reform. >> i just appreciate the fact that you're all willing to take time to come out. thank you for exercising your civic duty of talking to your congressman. >> scenes like that playing out all over america. and it's not only the crowds losing their cool at these town hall shout downs. listen to geo
, beijing. >>> that does it for us. we're back here tomorrow. rick sanchez picks it up from here. >>> thanks a lot. we told you there would be information coming to us. this is one of the officials there in brunswick, georgia, who is hopefully answering some of the questions that we have as to these eight people found dead. i think he's starting to get going here. let's go ahead and listen in. >> i will entertain other questions. other than that i will not comment. if you ask me questions about it, that will be my answer. i'll say that from the very outset. let me say at this moment again, my condolences go out to the family mebs on behalf of our community and the board of commissioners and the people who live in this neighborhood. i wish i could give them more from what i gave last night and there's little more i can give right now. that being said, i'll tell you this much, right now actively assisting in the investigation are the following agencies -- the glynn county emergency management agency search and recovery volunteers, the glynn county sheriff's office, the brunswick police departm
by protesters is promising to pick up where his murdered colleague left off. he tells us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la cankca flintridge ridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked
, like this former drug den that he took us into. >> we talk about practicing resurrection, this is part of it, we take abandoned places to life and make ugly beautiful. >> reporter: it is rough work. clayborn was jumped a few years ago and landed in a hospital with a concussion and a broken jaw. that's where his health care stepped in. >> you get this bill for $10,000 or $12,000 and we ended up paying $6,000 of it, and because, you know, i had thousands of thousands of people carrying that bill with me, i was -- i was able to just write -- you know, we just wrote a check for it. >> reporter: the ministry negotiated directly with his doctors to lower the bill. executive director, howard russell, says the core of their success is the 20,000 members who have met conditions that include not smoking and being a practicing christian. >> with everybody in america had the provisions that our members have, there wouldn't be a health care crisis. >> reporter: it's like a health care cooperative, a community-based, nonprofit organization owned by its members, a group that uses its strength in numb
we'll treat it first. most families in china earn less than 1,000 u.s. dollar as year. the 15 cents is affordable health care. but reeed. we can't afford to treat major illnesses, she says, we're afraid if it's serious we'll have to spend a lot of money. but health care reform is also important to this economy. the chinese have an incredibly high personal saving rate. currently that's to cut against medical bills. the government is imposing a better health care system will mean that they save less and spend more. that will be good for economic growth. to do that, they have sun verse sal health courage of 20/20. >> here is tony harris. >> good morning, everyone. this is august 10th. the top stories in the cnn "newsroom." >>. >>> divers look for bodies in the hudson river. >>> a growing appetite in small town america. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris and you are in the cnn "newsroom." temperatures are reaching a pitch and the chanting, the yelling, the hard to reach the debate through all of the noise. to determine what happens with health care reform, we'll cut through all of
. this is it. this fire beginning on wednesday and now it's going to be a wild. that's it for us. much more straight ahead here on cnn throughout the evening. thanks so much for being with us. >>> this is gps, the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world a terrific program for you. i want to show you once more an important and press sent interview i did back in april with former secretary of state james baker. i say prescient because in the voice of our conversation baker voiced some concerns about the few that you are that turned out to be correct. when i asked him how president obama was doing for instance, he warned the president not to take on too many big issues at once. he suggested that for obama to tackle health care so early in his presidency might be politically risky. and on international issues, the u.s. relationship with russia, the pull out from iraq, a number of others, he had fascinating insights that seem particularly relevant in light of recent events. i won't give it all away, but as you are listening to this shrewd political o
it was quick, yeah. >> what did you guys do next offer saw this? >> we all, three of us girls, we all called 911. i think it was probably busy, so it said leave a message. so that was a little bit funny, but very soon in about a minute, i just see like all the other helicopters and people coming for the rescue. so it was very quick. >> did you see a plane? did you see a plane? >> no, i did not see a plane. i didn't know there was a crash. i just thought it's probably a malfunction. >> did you them starting to pull people out of the water? >> i see a lot of people come and start trying to rescue. lots of boats started to drive towards the helicopter. >> did you see people in the water? were there people swimming that immediate rescued? ? >> die not see that. i did not see a struggle or anything, but i see people try to come and help. >> where were you, golfing? >> chelsea pier. >> where were you exactly when you saw it? >> i was on level d or c. i think level d. we were golfing. chelsea pier golf club. >> tell me more about the rescue effort. you were are both red heading to the scene. i saw
to get involved. meltdowns, throwdowns, shoutdowns, every day this week has revealed to us a new page in the how to behave in a public forum handbook. those health care town hall meetings, we've seen the spectrum of human behavior at these events. roger, take some of this video. here is one end of the spectrum. a town hall meeting with sceptor brown of ohio. no raised voices. people stayed in their seats. civil conversation. there is this one from two days ago. you think people were shocked to see this. you bet they were. outraged. that's texas representative sheila jackson lee unbelievably with all that's been going on at theseton hall meetings, taking a call on her cell phone while one of her constituents is trying to ask her a question. she told the woman in the audience, go ahead, i can hear you, while she is talking and listening on the phone. we are going to play that whole incident for you, the entire thing in just a minute so you can see it for yourself and judge it for yourself. that's important. >>> watch this. the bottom of the screen. this is in missouri. we were critical
someone was using a firearm inside of there. >> it was pretty intense. when you get a chance to think about it, it happened so fast. once you realize when you were outside what happened, you saw the people running around. there was people that were shot and bleeding. it was a lot to take in. >> joining us now is dr. judy, clinical psychologist. how are you? >> you are welcome. tragic story. >> always good to see you. maybe we can learn something from this guy. what was his problem with women? i don't know if you caught this when i was reading it. >> no girlfriend since 1984. who knows why. i'm not ugly or too weird. no sex since july, 1990 when i was 29 years old. who talks or keeps data like that around. >> a lot of people feel rejected. there are men rejected, women rejected. you also read that he hated his mother and used some very nasty words toward her. when psychologically this kind of rejection from everyone. 30 million women, no sex. he is spewing this and blaming his mom. it gets very, very deep. most of us know how to deal with rejection and get over it. some people, like he
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know you're following that for us. >>> and we just want to give you a quick look at how we got here. laura ling and euna lee were arrested march 17th after allegedly crossing into north korea from china. they were working on a story on human trafficking for al gore's startup media venture, current tv. then in june the pair was convicted of illegal entry and so-called hostile acts. in a close trial they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. now, let's go ahead and chart the clinton connection. you've got ling and lee and they work for current tv which is owned, of course, by al gore. and then al gore was clinton's vp, the former president, married to secretary of state, hillary clinton, now in africa. no role, by the way, in bill's private mention. so, you can see the connection to all the players going on right now in this. so, is this just one big photo-op or a turning point in one of the world's more dangerous disputes? let's ask our international security analyst, nuclear weapons expert also and president of plowshares fund, he joins me live from washington. joe, let's just l
coast of the u.s. is next. chad myers watching every move. >>> some call it mercy. others a travesty. scotland's release of a libyan bomber was controversial enough. his arrival back home? outrageous. >>> and a former swimsuit model murdered. her ex-husband charged and on the run. we're pushing forward on the manhunt. >>> hello, everyone, i'm kyra phillips, live at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. you're live in the "cnn you're live in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> warnings go out as hurricane bill closes in on bermuda. waves are already picking up, as we can see in these pictures from one of our i-reporters and along the u.s. east coast people are being advised to keep a close watch on the big storm. it's not expected to make a direct hit, but it's still going to produce some pretty dangerous riptides and mess up a lot of weekend plans. bill's impact is expected to be felt all the way from florida to new england and actually into canada. chad myers tracking hurricane bill for us there in the cnn severe weather center. what's going on, chad? >> i
into an international powder keg. on the surface looking at it from here in the u.s., it appears to be an innocent mistake, but seen through the lens of world politics, the arrest of three young american hikers who apparently strayed into iran from northern iraq takes on a much more dangerous dimension. we have new information on this story we first told you about last night. some of it coming from a high-ranking administration source there. are lots of serious questions that remain unanswered. for starters, where are the americans now? how is the iranian government treating them? and what's the u.s. government doing to bring them home? in a moment we'll have the first reaction to the story from inside the white house, but first we want to tell you more about these hikers and who they are and why as american civilians they were even in the area to begin with. our national correspondent susan candiotti joins us with the latest. what do you know, susan? >> there are so many questions here. kurdish officials have identified the three americans being detained as joshua fattal, seen on his facebook pag
ed henry is in phoenix. he's been at these rallies. he's been following this one for us today and is joining us to bring us up to date on what's going on. you know, i'm curious as i look at this story, as to whether you saw other people in the audience that may have also been carrying guns the way this fellow was. >> reporter: i did, i saw at least a couple weapons, including an ar-15, and it happened just across the street from where i am. there was a large group of obama supporters, they were supporting the president on health care and it was peaceful, you know, there were some protesters across the street shouting things like socialism, et cetera, kind of typical stuff you see outside of some of these events these days. and i happened to wade into the pro-obama side to take some pictures, still photos, and try to interview some people. and all of a sudden, i saw this gentleman who was anti-obama, he was shouting something about socialism, with an ar-15 on his back. it sort of startled me because at first i thought maybe it was some sort of law enforcement officer, and i had
of ems, our borough president has joined us, and we also have representatives from the national transportation safety board which will do the complete investigation, we have also have the coast guard on board and we have representatives from the port authority, the harbor police, the new york state police, over on the jersey side we have been working with the jersey state police and local police forces there. what we can tell is that the plane left from teeterboro, the helicopter had just taken off from west 30th street, there were a number of eyewitnesses who saw the crash, it would appear that the airplane ran into the back side of the helicopter. but keep in mind with all of these things, number one, until national transportation safety board makes the determination nothing is a fact. and it can take them many weeks or even years to determine what goes on. this probably won't be that big an investigation. but they will do a complete investigation before they announce their conclusions as to what happened. and whether there are any steps that should be taken to improve safety.
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